On Thursday 7th December
At 7:00pm
In All Saints Church


A special Candlelit service hosted by All Saints’ together with Champs. 

A time to remember our departed loved ones on this run up to Christmas. There will also be a chance to add their names to a Christmas Tree.


First Sunday of Advent


This service is live in church, but it will be streamed so if you are unable to attend you can view it online. Now most of the words will also appear when you view the service on line so it will be easier to follow the service.

However, below are the day’s readings as there will not appear on screen.


First  Reading: Isaiah 64: 1-9

Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down,
    that the mountains would tremble before you!
As when fire sets twigs ablaze
    and causes water to boil,
come down to make your name known to your enemies
    and cause the nations to quake before you!
For when you did awesome things that we did not expect,
    you came down, and the mountains trembled before you.
Since ancient times no one has heard,
    no ear has perceived,
no eye has seen any God besides you,
    who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.
You come to the help of those who gladly do right,
    who remember your ways.
But when we continued to sin against them,
    you were angry.
    How then can we be saved?
All of us have become like one who is unclean,
    and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags;
we all shrivel up like a leaf,
    and like the wind our sins sweep us away.
No one calls on your name
    or strives to lay hold of you;
for you have hidden your face from us
    and have given us over to[b] our sins.

Yet you, Lord, are our Father.
    We are the clay, you are the potter;
    we are all the work of your hand.
Do not be angry beyond measure, Lord;
    do not remember our sins forever.
Oh, look on us, we pray,
    for we are all your people.

Second reading: Mark 13: 24 – 37

 “But in those days, following that distress,

“‘the sun will be darkened,
    and the moon will not give its light;
25 the stars will fall from the sky,
    and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’[a]

26 “At that time people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. 27 And he will send his angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the heavens.

28 “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 29 Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that it[b] is near, right at the door.30 Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

32 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33 Be on guard! Be alert[c]! You do not know when that time will come.34 It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.

35 “Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. 36 If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. 37 What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’”


The idea of Posada is a visit of Mary and Joseph  to homes around the parish in the run up to Christmas.

A little set of figures is dropped at your door, you look after them for the night, then drop them with the next family. A lovely way for young children in particular to prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

If you are interested in taking part please sign up at the back of church. 

Thank you

Spirit of Christmas

‘We shall remember them’

Saturday 11th November: Short act of remembrance at the war memorial in Mercer Park, starting at 10:55am and including two minutes silence.

Sunday 12th November – 

There will be services at both All Saint’s and St James Altham at 10:am with acts of remembrance at the war memorials at 11:00am.

In Clayton there is the option to meet at the Community Centre on Pickup Street at 9:30am for a parade to church.

For those travelling by car please use Victoria Street which should be open at all times.

Also on the 12th November there will be a Praise Service at 6:30pm, all welcome.

All Saints’ Church  each has a parochial church council responsible for looking after the finances and fabric of the church and working with the vicar to oversee and lead its work and mission.

We would welcome anyone who would like to attend a PCC to see what is going on.

All Saints’ next PCC meeting is on the 9th November at 7:30pm in church.

Likewise if you have any issues or points you wish to have raised at a PCC meeting, please message Toby before hand so they can be added to the agenda, and we will try and address them at the next meeting.

Thank you

Big family fun Quiz Night

Enfield Cricket Club

Friday 22nd September 2023  7:30pm 

Run by All Saints Church Clayton – Le – Moors

In aid of Tearfund.

Cost £5 per person – includes supper.

£3 will go to the cost of the food and £2 to Tearfund. Plus there will be a raffle.

Maximum team size is four, unless you have very small children.

Please sign up at the back of church or let one of the Wardens know that you wish to come along


 Prayer of the week

My spirit longs for Thee

within my troubled breast,

Though I unworthy be,

Of so Divine a Guest.


Of so Divine a Guest

Though I unworthy be,

Yet has my heart no rest

Unless it comes from Thee.


Unless it comes from Thee,

In vain I look around;

in all that I can see

No rest is to be found.


No rest is to be found

But in thy blessed love:

O let my wish be crowned,

And send it from above.

John Byron (1763)

Confirmation preparation –   


Will begin in September for those who will be by then in Year 7.

Sessions will be on Thursdays at 5:00pm.

There is an information meeting for parents and children on Wednesday 19th July at 5:30pm in church.

The Pastoral Team

will be holding a stall at the Christmas Fair on Saturday 26th November in Clayton Community Centre and would love some items for their ‘ hook a bag’ stall. e.g. – unwanted gifts would be idea.


‘We shall remember them’


Friday 11th November: Short act of remembrance at the war memorial in Mercer park, starting at 10:55am and including two minutes silence.

Sunday 13th November – 

  • 8:00am Holy Communion.
  • 9:30am muster at Arthur Wilson Centre if joining the parade to church.
  • 10:am Remembrance Service followed by act of remembrance in Mercer Park.
  • 10:00am Remembrance Service at Altham St James followed by act of remembrance at the memorial.